Why Should You Buy A Home On The Venetian Islands?November 29, 2016
Here’s a fairly typical Saturday in Miami: sun, ocean, brunch, a drink poolside, some shopping and a dinner at a sophisticated waterfront restaurant, followed by drinks and dancing. Whether you spend more time on the shopping, the eating, the waves, or the dance floor, Miami Beach knows what it’s doing when it comes to entertainment.
But that picture of Miami, while true for locals, is mostly an outsider’s perspective. For residents, entertainment is just the beginning. People who live in the Venetian Islands take this for granted — with their manicured lawns, large single-family homes and backyard pools, the Miami Beach lifestyle is as relaxing as it is vibrant.
The Venetian Islands neighborhood comprises six man-made islands: Biscayne, San Marco, Di Lido, San Marino, Belle Isle, and Rivo Alto. They’re all connected by the Venetian Causeway, a bridge linking residents to Downtown Miami, Biscayne Boulevard and the rest of Miami Beach. What makes the Venetian Islands stand out among some of the other parts of Miami Beach is the extraordinary real estate that can be found here. A mix of dry lots and waterfront homes, these multimillion-dollar properties serve as winter homes for celebrities and socialites who want a tropical, private, and exclusive place to get away.
The real estate options on the Venetian Islands are breathtaking, and many sit directly on the water for incredible ocean views and picturesque sunsets every night. Homes like 306 W San Marino Drive are modern and beautiful, with contemporary architecture, high-end furnishings, and impeccable views. With over 7,000 square feet of living space, this new home has two media rooms, a gourmet kitchen, marble countertops, marble flooring, lush green landscaping, and an outdoor entertainment area and pool that overlooks the water and the Miami skyline.
The Venetian Islands are packed with great homes like this, making it a luxurious place to come home to after a busy day. Buying a home here not only ensures security and luxury, it also means you’re just a stone’s throw from local coffee shops, restaurants, high-end retail shops, banks, grocery stores, and, of course, the beach. Locals on the islands like to walk or ride their bikes along the beach in the morning, soaking in the sun and ocean breeze to kick off their day. Some head to the local gyms, while others head into town on a Saturday to the local farmer’s markets to pick up fresh produce, browse artisanal jewelry or snack on baked goods. (For the rest of the week, there’s a Whole Foods and a Panther Coffee really close by.)
Brunch is a must. A favorite for residents of the Venetian Islands is Juvia, an ultra-modern American restaurant with an eclectic menu and South Beach views on Lincoln Road. After brunch, a few hours relaxing poolside is always a great pick-me-up and relaxing way to recharge your batteries for the night ahead. For lunch, you could head to South Beach to Havana 1957 for some Cuban food, or to the mainland for Catch Grill and Bar. To prepare for a night on the town, visit one of the many hair and nail salons in Miami Beach, or head into Downtown for some shopping.
As the sun goes down, Miami comes alive and turns into the nightlife hot spot it’s known for around the world. A great place for dinner is Prime 112, and you can always have a great time at one of the hottest clubs in the area, like E11even or Bodega. Of course, when you live in the Venetian Islands, you don’t have to do any of that: You can stay home, take a swim in the pool with the kids or have a cocktail and look at the bay.
A Saturday in Miami Beach is anything but ordinary, and living in the prestigious Venetian Island community puts you right in the middle of it all. Not only are you located close to everything, but having such an elite address gives you the status and lifestyle that you can’t get anywhere else in the country.
For more information on real estate opportunities in the Venetian Islands in Miami Beach, please contact one of our luxury real estate specialists at ARIALuxeRealty.com or feel free to contact us at +1-305-791-0002.